Happy Friday crafty friends! I'm sharing some very fun Christmas cards I've made with newly released products from Scrappy Tails Crafts. I made some very fun projects with the new Reindeer Add-on and the boy/girl Elf Add-on. These die sets are intended to turn the A7 Pumpkin Pop Up Card into cute Christmas characters. However, I have an easy hack to use the dies to create stand alone characters that can be put on regular cards and tags! If you already have some circle punches or dies then you can make these easily yourself!
In the photo above, you can see how I've used the circles to create a face, partial body, and hands to which you can build the characters onto. For the boy elf and the reindeer, I used a 2.5" circle for their faces. With the same circle, I used the top quarter of it to make the bodies. For the girl elf, I found a 2.25" circle worked best for her face. Then for the hands it's simply a 5/8" circle cut in half!
Once I assembled the characters, I put the boy elf on a mini slimline card base. The way I have assembled the elf, he measures 5.5" tall by 3.5" wide. He filled the card nicely so I didn't think there needed to be much else added except for the little sentiment which is included in the 6x8 Christmas Party stamp set along with a holly berry that comes from the Santa and Mrs. Clause Add-on.
I added the girl elf to a 5.25" square card base. She measures 4.5" tall by 3.5" wide. Again, her size fills the card well. Not much else was needed besides a cute patterned paper background, snowflake sequins, and the same sentiment. I did use some vellum overtop the pattern paper so the elf stands out better!
I think this hack will work for any on the new Christmas Pumpkin Pop Up add-ons. Also keep in mind that each set has many options for building the characters such as different eye options and accessories so there are other versions of each character you can make.
Here's the reindeer on a large tag. This is another great use for these characters if you like to make special tags for Christmas gifts. The reindeer measures 4.5" tall by 4" wide. With the Reindeer Add-on set there are dies to make a more feminine deer and open eyes if you prefer!